Network Knitting in the visual arts - Turning Point Network's knowledge sharing days

~Flow, a project by Owl Project and Ed Carter. Part of Artists Taking the Lead

Turning Point Network is pleased to announce the programme for a series of knowledge sharing events taking place in April 2012.

  • Thursday 19 April at BALTIC, Gateshead 10.00am-4.30pm
  • Friday 20 April at FACT, Liverpool 10.00am-4.30pm

These events are open to anyone working in visual arts organisations, artists and freelancers wanting to explore practical knowledge sharing solutions to help them in their daily jobs, and who want to make the contemporary arts more sustainable. People who are members of Turning Point groups or other arts committees and management groups will find these sessions particularly valuable.

The programme for both days will be led by Dougald Hine and Michael Craven. Through inspirational presentations and equally inspirational and hands-on activities participants will explore knowledge sharing providing them with ideas to take back to their own environments. 

Dougald Hine is a writer, internet entrepreneur, informal learner and a founder of organisations including the ‘School of Everything; and the ‘Space Makers Agency’. He likes to tell stories, explore ideas, bring people together and make things happen and says: “If I'm good at anything, it is making connections - between people, between ideas and between worlds”

Michael Craven has extensive experience developing and delivering knowledge initiatives in the non-profit and public sectors and leading organisations through major change and development. Consultancy clients include the Royal Institute of British Architects, New Contemporaries, and national advice agencies. Michael was Director, Organisational Development, Arts Council England, Head office 2004/06 and Director Visual Arts, Arts Council, South East 2000/04.

Explore the visual arts

Each event will include a visit to a landmark project:

  • Newcastle: visit ‘~Flow’, a collaboration between Owl Project and Ed Carter, the North East’s Artists Taking the Lead project moored outside BALTIC.  Also visit BALTIC 39, a new cultural hub for contemporary art that includes a public gallery programmed by BALTIC and artists’ studios. 
  • Liverpool: tour FACT and see the giant spectacular ‘Sea Odyssey’ by Royal De Luxe. Sea Odyssey is a magical tale of love, loss and reunion played out on a gigantic scale. It will take place in key city spaces. 

FREE of charge. Book places and more information Claire Pollock and Ali Brown, Turning Point knowledge sharing coordinators:


t. 0191 440 4915.

Both venues are fully accessible:

When booking, please state any requirements you may have that would enable you to participate such as signer or material in large type, etc. 

We have up to five bursaries of up to £75 towards travel costs for each event for artists and freelancers who are registered as self-employed. If you are interested in a bursary email outlining what you think you will gain from attending.